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  • Meet the Jewish founders of Tinder

    By Jared Sichel

    2 days ago

    Finding dates used to require approaches such as hiring matchmakers, signing up for dancing and cooking classes, attending synagogue, asking friends for help, or, for the least energetic, merely creating a cursory profile on sites such as JDate.

    But now, thanks to apps such as...

  • New Israeli cooking app takes off

    April 24, 2014 | 11:23 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    When Cindy Flash wanted to make eggs benedict a few days ago, she turned to a new cooking app developed in Israel, called Look & Cook.

    “It’s a great idea – you set up your tablet in the kitchen and you can see all the...

  • Am I an e-slave?

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    April 9, 2014 | 1:30 pm

    I am not the right person to preach on electronic servitude, given my tons of incoming mail and messages and a touch of OCD. As I’m writing this, in between tweets and Facebook updates, I have stopped to answer e-mails. More than once. They pile up, you see, and I like a clean...

  • Flying Solo, Facetime, & First Impressions

    By Ilana Angel

    August 1, 2013 | 7:09 pm

    When I took my son to the airport on Tuesday night for his adventure back east, he asked for my phone to program in a number I needed.  I went to the restroom, returned and got my phone, and saw my son off.  I cried the entire way home.  I miss him like crazy and am counting down...

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  • Billion-dollar Waze

    June 19, 2013 | 10:57 am

    UPDATE [7/29/13]: Google bought Waze for $966 million.

    Just a couple of years ago, the Israeli entrepreneurs behind the traffic-fighting smartphone app Waze were knocking down the door of every news outlet in Los Angeles. They were seeking publicity to help forge their way into...

  • App to track Obama’s Israel visit

    March 11, 2013 | 6:23 am

    Israel's Prime Minister's Office launched an app to follow President Obama's visit in real time.

    The app, which is available though Israel's Apple store, will assist journalists covering the visit and allow Israelis to receive real-time updates, including video streaming. It will...

  • Haredi rabbi in Israel tells followers to burn iPhones

    September 25, 2012 | 11:18 am

    A prominent haredi Orthodox rabbi in Israel ordered his followers to burn their iPhones.

    The call by Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, 84, appeared Sunday on the front page of the religious daily newspaper Yated Neeman, according to the Failed Messiah website.

    Following the decree by...

  • New Apple operating system lists Israel without a capital, Jerusalem without a country

    September 25, 2012 | 11:13 am

    The map included in Apple’s new iOS6 operating system reportedly does not show Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

    Every other country on the map has its capital listed, The Algemeiner reported Tuesday.

    In addition, the world clock included in the operating system lists Jerusalem without an affiliated country -- the only city to be included that way, the paper said.

    Apple did not respond to JTA requests for comment.

  • Beating Tim Cook, CNN to the punch: recent Milken School grad uncovers Apple’s secrets

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 18, 2012 | 4:38 pm

    Most people learned Apple was unveiling a new version of its operating system, iOS 6, and abandoning the Google mapping software used in earlier versions when Apple CEO Tim Cook made the official announcement on June 11.

    But for the cadre of observers who watch the world’s most...

  • In Search of an Apple Genius

    By Ilana Angel

    June 7, 2012 | 11:18 pm

    Last week my iPhone 4S started to act up.  I’ve only had it for a few weeks so I was unclear what the problem was so I made an appointment at the Genius Bar of my local Apple store.  I went in and met with a genius.  By genius of course I mean he appeared to about 12 and does not...

  • Singles at Passover saying so long to cell phone, Facebook contacts

    April 3, 2012 | 3:09 pm

    While Passover is the time to clean out chametz, single Jews apparently will be cleaning out their social lives.

    Jewish singles will use the holiday as an excuse to clean out their cell phone and Facebook contacts, a poll conducted by the Jewish dating site Jewcier found.

    In a poll...

  • Technology leading the way to lower-cost day school education

    March 29, 2012 | 5:41 pm

    The nondenominational Pre-Collegiate Learning Center of New Jersey doesn’t have a math teacher. The East Brunswick school instead relies on experienced math tutors who help students work through an online math curriculum relying on outside sources.

    At Baltimore’s Ohr Chadash, a...

  • Don't be naked

    By Marty Kaplan

    January 30, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Entertainment executives are fond of saying that no matter what happens with technology, what will always matter most is good storytelling. What they don’t say — but what they’ve begun to wonder — is whether those stories may be on the way to becoming loss leaders and if the...

  • The Jewish Journal announces iPhone/Android apps

    By JewishJournal

    January 26, 2012 | 12:31 pm

    The world of Jewish news is now available for both the iPhone and Android.

    These new smartphone apps build on the JewishJournal mobile platform launched late last year with the world’s first Jewish news app built specially for Apple’s iPad. Today, JewishJournal is the number one...

  • Hebrew support for Siri in development

    November 30, 2011 | 10:57 am

    Apple reportedly is developing add-ons for the Siri interface that will include support for Hebrew, among other languages.

    Sources told the iPhones.co.il website that Nuance, a company working directly with Apple, has rented a studio where sound bites and sentences are being recorded in Hebrew. Nuance is using a special developer’s iPhone app to make the recordings.

    The report does not guarantee that iOS 5.1, the forthcoming software update for iPhone, will support Hebrew.

  • Opinion: Following Ted, not Steve

    By David Suissa

    October 26, 2011 | 7:13 pm

    With the passing of Apple founder Steve Jobs, master creator of the iPod, iMac, iPhone and iPad, many people are now wondering: Which future brilliant gizmo will be buried with Jobs that we’ll never get to see?

    As someone who adores Apple products, I appreciate the question, but...

  • Thank you Steve Jobs.  Rest in Peace.

    By Ilana Angel

    October 5, 2011 | 9:30 pm

    Mr. Jobs passed away at the young age of 56.  He was a visionary who changed the world in a profound way.  Though not that savvy when it comes to technology, I know about the things he created, and how they changed the world.  While I cannot share details of the global impact of his...

  • New app teaches about Zionism

    October 5, 2011 | 1:51 pm

    A new mobile app provides a database of information about Zionism and Israel.

    The free “Zionation” app for iPhone and Android devices, developed by the World Zionist Organization’s Department for Diaspora Activities, includes a Zionist calendar that marks and provides background...

  • How to dip your Apple in honey [VIDEO]

    September 28, 2011 | 1:26 pm

  • Israelis + Cell Phones + Sushi = Impaling a Stranger with a Chopstick

    By Ilana Angel

    September 15, 2011 | 7:50 am

    Yesterday was busy.  I worked all day, picked up my son from school, and with Big Brother and America’s Got Talent having their season finales, and Survivor premiering, I had a long night of blogging for my reality blog Keeping it Real.  I decided we would go out for dinner so I...

  • Apple removes free ‘Thirdintifada’ from App Store

    June 23, 2011 | 3:26 pm

    Apple Inc. removed the Arabic-language “Thirdintifada” application from its App Store following a request from the Israeli government.

    The application was removed June 22, a day after Israel’s minister of public diplomacy and diaspora affairs, Yuli Edelstein, wrote to Apple founder...

  • Open the doors for hungry Gen-Yers to serve

    February 2, 2011 | 4:09 pm

    It comes as no surprise that in a world where many neglect the importance of community, iPhones, iPods and iPads are the trendiest gadgets. These devices represent a culture that desires to deconstruct the power and purpose of community, placing all importance on the needs of the...

  • iPhone app brings Western Wall closer

    December 30, 2010 | 9:25 am

    Using a new iPhone application, the Western Wall is only a touch away.

    The new application, the Kotel Application, which was released this week in Hebrew, English and Russian by the Western Wall Heritage Center, permits users to see a live video feed of the Western Wall Plaza. They can also send a note to the wall and use the application’s compass to pray in the direction of the wall.

    The application is free at Apple’s iTunes store.

  • Email OCD and other social media overload!

    By Julia Bendis

    December 20, 2010 | 2:26 pm

    The other day, I started to wonder if anyone else has the same obsessive compulsive behavior when it comes to Facebook, cell phones, Blackberry’s, Blueberry’s, ipods, iphones, ipads and God-knows what else…

    For a long time, I resisted getting a more ‘appropriate’ cell...

  • iPhone app explores, reveals Israeli settlements

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 20, 2010 | 1:20 pm

    Want to know exactly where in the West Bank the city-sized settlement of oft-discussed Ariel is located? How about when it was established, or how many Israelis live there? There’s an app for that.

    On Monday, Sept. 20, Americans for Peace Now (APN) unveiled “Facts on the...

  • iPhone weather app divides Jerusalem

    By Adam Wills

    June 3, 2010 | 10:18 am

    I’ve heard of microclimates, but this is ridiculous. The Yahoo! Weather app, which comes pre-installed on the iPhone and iPod Touch, divided Jerusalem earlier this week, but the feeds for both West and East Jerusalem are coming from the same, united weather station.

    More from...

  • MUSIC VIDEO: ‘Dem Phones Dem Phones Dem iPhones—Hear the Word of the Lord’

    By The Web Guy

    December 28, 2008 | 1:38 am

    Dem Phones, Dem Phones, Dem iPhones

    A recreation? A mashup of old video and new audio?  Whatever, it’s great!

    And true!

    :-)

    For more on Ezekiel’s vision of the dry bones:

    Dry Bones cartoons and the Dry Bones Project are called Dry Bones because of the 2600 years-old writings of the Biblical Prophet Ezekiel.
    Like a police sketch artist trying to portray what a witness is describing, the cartoonist has done his best to draw what Ezekiel claimed to have seen.
    This “Graphic Novel” is called: Listening to Ezekiel

     

     

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